Mewa Singh

Dr. Mewa Singh

24 JULY | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

JYOTHI HALL, Southern Star, Mysuru

Dr. Mewa Singh did his Master’s degree at Panjab University, Chandigarh, Ph.D. at the University of Mysore, and post-doctoral training in Wildlife Management at Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.  Singh has been a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Bucknell University Pennsylvania; a teaching assistant at the Smithsonian Institution Washington DC; a Visiting Fellow at the Zoological Society of San Diego USA; Visiting Fellow at the German Primate Center Gottingen and Cologne Zoo in Germany; He has worked in the forests of the Himalayas, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, and the Nicobar Islands.

He has published more than 200 research papers in life sciences in prestigious Journals in India and outside, and his edited book titled “Macaque Societies: A Model for the study of Social Organization” is published by Cambridge University, England. He is an elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy New Delhi, The National Academy of Sciences India Allahabad, and The National Academy of Psychology, India.

He is also a twice recipient of the prestigious Ramanna Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, recipient of J C Bose National Fellowship, and recipient of the Science and Engineering Research Board Distinguished Fellowship. He is also the winner of the Sundar Lal Hora Medal in life sciences by the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, and the Golden Jubilee Science Award of the University of Mysore. In his honor for research in biological sciences, some biologists have named a recently discovered new species of frog from the Western Ghats Mewa Singh’s Night Frog.

He is Chief Editor of the journal “Dialogue: Science, Scientists and Society” published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, the University of Mysore has appointed him a Distinguished Professor (for life).